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Damaging Effect of Gall-Forming Insects (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Castanopsis hystrix in China

Damaging Effect of Gall-Forming Insects (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Castanopsis hystrix in China

Xia Lin Zheng1, Zhen Hua Xian1, Zhen De Yang2, Xiu Hao Yang3 and Wen Lu1,*

1 Guangxi Key Laboratory of Agric-Environment and Agric-Products Safety, College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
2College of Forestry, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
3Department of Guangxi Forestry Pest Management, Nanning, 530028, China

*        Corresponding author: luwenlwen@163.com 

 

Fig. 1.

Gall from 1st to 4th developmental stages (A-D) induced by the Jaapiella sp. on C. hystrix leaves and the morphological characteristic of the gall midge larvae (E).

Fig. 2.

Formation of galls induced by the Contarinia sp. on C. hystrix stem and leafstalk, and the morphological characteristics of gall midge larvae.

Fig. 3.

Damage ratio of Jaapiella sp. (A) and Contarinia sp. (B) on C. hystrix. Error bars indicate SE. The same letter indicates no significant difference among different treatments (Tukey’s test, P < 0.05).

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 50, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2398

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